The pianist performs her own “In Search Of Hope” and “Nieta,” a tune by her late husband Elmo Hope.
The subtle, lyrical guitarist plays a delightful solo rendition of “Round Midnight” and duets with host Marian McPartland in “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me.”
The New Orleans trumpeter wasn’t thinking about Eric Garner, Michael Brown or #blacklivesmatter when he first assembled this funky new band. But then it became a way to ward off despair.
The drummer, composer and bandleader’s latest album, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is part of her ongoing effort to showcase women in jazz.